Des jeunes filles disparaissent

Young Girls Vanish
A historical mystery approached in a postmodern fashion: Between 1652 and 1657, 58 girls were devoured by a wolf in French Essonne. Four centuries later, young women are once again disappearing in the same region. Director Clément Pinteaux sets out in search of clues. Crosses on a map indicate the locations where the girls were attacked and found so long ago. Landscapes in fog and rain. A young woman talks about the woman who went missing – a woman who is similar to her and yet different and whose work she continues today. Pinteaux observes the girls in their surroundings, together, on the job. Who will be next? Will there be a next time? Situated between staged and documentary material, the film encounters the girls on an equal footing – tracing moments of potential threat. In the end, Henry Purcell’s funeral march plays in the background, composed on the occasion of the death of England’s Maria II.: ‘He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and ne'er continueth in one stay.’
Maike Mia Höhne
by Clément Pinteaux
with Marie Dorak, Alexandra Tedeschi, Eva Souquières
France 2017 French 16’ Colour Documentary form


  • Marie Dorak (Marie)
  • Alexandra Tedeschi (Alexandra)
  • Eva Souquières (Eva)


Director Clément Pinteaux
Screenplay Clément Pinteaux, Marie-Stéphane Imbert, Baptiste Pinteaux
Cinematography Adrien Mervil
Editing Clément Pinteaux
Sound Design Mikhael Kurc
Producer Margaux Juvénal

Clément Pinteaux

Born in Paris, France in 1992, after studying literature and philosophy he took up an editing course at La Fémis film school in Paris in 2013. His films blend fictional, documentary and mythical narratives. Des jeunes filles disparaissent (Young Girls Vanish) is his graduation film.


2017 Des jeunes filles disparaissent (Young Girls Vanish)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018